Application Information | Ophthalmology Residency Program | Washington DC | MedStar Health

Applicant Information—The MedStar Health—Georgetown / Washington Hospital Center residency Program in Ophthalmology

Residency

The ophthalmology residency program matches six applicants per year.  Because we have integrated the PGY1 year into the ophthalmology residency program, those who match into our ophthalmology residency program on February 8, 2022 will automatically be entered into the Integrated PGY1 Year at MedStar Washington Hospital Center.
 
Our Interview Committee does not require supplemental information; however, any additional items not included with the application should be mailed to:
Penelope Helfgott
Executive Director Washington National Eye Center, Inc.
Administrative Program Director
MGUH/MWHC Ophthalmology Residency Program
110 Irving Street, NW, Suite 1A-19
Washington, D.C., 20010

Or submitted via email to: penelope.a.helfgott@medstar.net 

Foreign medical graduates should refer to our visa policy for more information.

Our application deadline for the 2021-2022 match: September 30 2021.

Individuals selected to interview will be notified via email by the end of the second full week of November.VIRTUAL Interviews will be scheduled in sessions to be held Monday, December 6 and Tuesday, December 7, 2021. An informal, virtual “Meet and Greet” will be held on Monday evening, December 6 to give interviewees an opportunity to spend additional time with residents in a casual setting. Additionally, those applicants who have interviewed with the program will have an opportunity for a live visit with residents and faculty before the Match in February.

MEDICAL STUDENT ELECTIVES/ROTATIONS

Our program uses only VSAS (Visiting Student Application Service) through the Georgetown University School of Medicine for visiting fourth year elective applications. Please use the following link to obtain more information about the elective application process and to access the VSAS application: https://som.georgetown.edu/medicaleducation/curriculum/electives/departments/ophthalmology. 
 Students who serve electives at the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital/MedStar Washington Hospital Center Ophthalmology Residency Program are exposed to a myriad of ophthalmic conditions, diseases, and clinical and surgical procedures, presenting patients with their assigned residents to attending physicians. They also have the opportunity to actively participate in the didactic program by making case presentations or presenting brief research projects.

For more information, contact:

Penelope Helfgott
Executive Director
Washington National Eye Center, Inc.
Administrative Program Director
MGUH/MWHC Ophthalmology Residency Program
110 Irving Street, NW, Suite 1A-19
Washington, D.C., 20010
Phone: 202-877-5329
Email: penelope.a.helfgott@medstar.net

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